Why the Indianapolis Colts needed D’Joun Smith

Vontae Davis of the Indianapolis Colts established himself last year as one of the upper echelon man-to-man cornerbacks. He is not quite to the level of Patrick Peterson, Darrelle Revis or Joe Haden have with man coverage skills, but he is in that next tier . Darius Butler is a quality inside CB, but struggles to play the outside. Greg Toler was more consistent last year, which...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Indianapolis CB Greg Toler's Core-Busting 'Tick-Tock' Hanging Leg Raise

Indianapolis Colts cornerback Greg Toler knows he "can play better," according to an interview after a tough playoff loss to Dallas last December. Having recovered from a 2011 ACL injury and
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Colts Get Defensive on Day 2 of NFL Draft

After making an interesting pick in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday, the Indianapolis Colts addressed the defense on Day 2. After trading back in the second round with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Colts selected D'Joun Smith out of Florida Atlantic University with the 65th pick.Smith is a very athletic cornerback who ran a 4.45-second 40-yard dash time. Not only does...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts Get to Work on Defense, Draft CB D’Joun Smith from FAU

Your wait for a defensive draft pick is over. After trading down from 61 to 65 (first pick in the 3rd round), the Colts have selected Florida Atlantic cornerback D’Joun Smith (5-10, 187). This looks like a good best player available pick that also fills a need. Indianapolis does not have a deep group of corners beyond Vontae Davis. Greg Toler struggles with injuries, and Darius...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts Add D'Joun Smith to Secondary at No. 65 Overall

The Pick: Round 3 – No. 65 Overall | D'Joun Smith | CBThe Indianapolis Colts went towards one of their bigger areas of need after trading back to the 65th overall pick when they selected D’Joun Smith. The cornerback out of Florida Atlantic has very good speed and ball skills and will give some great depth having the ability to play in the slot or outside.Smith is very athletic...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Draft Conversations Part III- Sleepers and Guys To Avoid in the First Round

Throughout this offseason, Colts Authority will be engaging in conversation with Colts writers about a number of topics. With this week marking the NFL draft, we will be releasing parts of a discussion between the Colts Authority staff, guest writers and staff of Draft Indy throughout the week. This is Part 3, you can view Part 1 here and Part 2 here- KJR ***********************...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Ranking the Colts’ Top First-Round Needs

Welcome Tim Forsyth II, former editor/owner of Go Colts Damnit, to the CA team. A long-time Colts fan with an itch to write, Tim will be contributing periodically here on CA and can be fount on Twitter at the handle @Colts_TNFII. As the NFL Draft is quickly approaching, we’re going to take at which positions the Colts should target in the first round. There are needs across the...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts 7-Round Mock Draft

Round One – Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford View image | I love power offensive lineman from Stanford and Peat is just that.  I think Peat has a lot of potential at Right Tackle, even though some has projected him to play on the left side of the line. I don’t think it’d be smart for the Colts to move on with Gosder Cherilus at Right Tackle. This is...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

CA Offseason Primer: How Should the Colts Address Their Various Needs?

Just like every season is different, so is every offseason. The Colts, much like in 2012, 2013 and 2014, have a wide variety of needs that must be filled or addressed before the 2015 campaign kicks off. While the team won’t be able to address every need completely, there is reasonable expectation that it can make some serious strides with nearly $40 million in cap space and eight...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

CA Offseason Primer: Positions of Need

The Colts need pretty much everything, if we’re being honest. So, we could just list the whole depth chart, take out quarterback, tight end and the specialists and tell the Colts to go purely BPA in the draft. I wouldn’t hate this strategy. But, since every team’s board is influenced by the team’s needs, we’re going to take a look at who is currently on the roster for 2015...
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February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Colts, Giants, Patriots, & Redskins

Colts Mike Wells of ESPN expects CB Greg Toler back with the Colts, but there’s a chance that S LaRon Landry could be on the outs in Indy. According to Wells, the Colts top-three needs are: running back, pass rusher and safety. Wells points out that CFL additions OL Ben Heenan and WR Duron Carter aren’t guaranteed starting spots with the Colts. Wells has spoken to a source...
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February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

The 10 Ten Plays of the Colts 2014 Season: 10-6

It ended not with a bang, but with a whimper.The Indianapolis Colts’ season didn’t have the end many hoped for. In fact, it ended in perhaps the way the entire Colts’ fan base prayed it wouldn’t. A beatdown at the hands of the New England Patriots, again.A whimper, it most certainly was. But that doesn’t mean the Colts haven’t had more than their fair share of ‘bang’...
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts cornerbacks Davis, Toler will play vs. Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Indianapolis Colts starting cornerbacks Vontae Davis and Greg Toler are active for Sunday's AFC championship game against the New England Patriots. Davis (knee) and Toler (groin) both were listed as questionable after missing practice Wednesday and being limited Thursday and Friday. Colts running back Trent Richardson is inactive and didn't make the trip because...
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January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts starting cornerback duo misses practice with injuries

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indianapolis' top two cornerbacks, Vontae Davis and Greg Toler, both missed Wednesday's practice because of injuries. Coach Chuck Pagano says Davis hurt his knee. Toler sat out with a groin injury. The Colts (13-5) will need both to have a shot of upsetting New England (13-4) in Sunday's AFC championship game. The tandem played a key role in shutting down Peyton...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts Go to the Bench but Win Anyway, 27-10 over Tennessee

- The Colts won 27-10 while reminding the AFC South they have the division’s top two quarterbacks. Unfortunately, the final tune up before the playoffs included some injuries (prepare for an offensive linemen signing). Here are the unabridged, unfiltered game notes, complete with sarcasm, snarky-ness, and sprinkled the occasional scrap of insight:Follow @MarcusDugan – The Colts...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts say they will be all business despite nothing to gain

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Although the Colts have another AFC South championship banner to hang, they know there is still a lot to play for Sunday when they face the Titans. Indianapolis can't alter its playoff seeding, or another team's playoff hopes, with a win or a loss. The Colts are cemented as the fourth seed and will play the loser of the Bengals-Steelers game at Indianapolis on...
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December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Eyes in the Backfield: Colts 17 Texans 10

12 Things We Saw in Sunday’s Indianapolis-Houston Game What it will take for Houston to win in Indy (Photo courtesy of Another week, another win over a quarterback not fit to be on an NFL roster. What made this one special was that it brought the Colts yet another AFC South division crown and punched a ticket for the postseason. Here’s what we saw...
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December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Look to Return to Form Against Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars come into Sunday’s matchup hoping to knock off the AFC South leading Indianapolis Colts in their second meeting of the year. The Jaguars are coming in off of a 31 – 17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in London in week 10, but have had the luxury of having two full weeks to prepare for the Colts having a week 11 bye.The Colts will be hoping to rebound in a...
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November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts will be without 3 starters against Jaguars

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Colts will be without three starters Sunday against Jacksonville. Coach Chuck Pagano says tight end Dwayne Allen, right tackle Gosder Cherilus and cornerback Greg Toler will all sit out. Allen injured his right ankle in last week's loss to New England and Toler was diagnosed Monday with a concussion. Cherilus has struggled as he attempted to play through a...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts gear up for Patriots QB Tom Brady

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Colts defense is well aware of the task at hand. The players know exactly what Tom Brady is capable of. ''Probably the best quarterback in the NFL right now,'' Indianapolis cornerback Greg Toler said. ''A Hall of Fame quarterback with three Super Bowls,'' added defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois. The mission, right now though, for the Indy defense is to stop...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Eyes in the Backfield: Colts 27 Bengals 0

12 Things We Saw During the Colts-Bengals Game Sometimes things fall apart. Sometimes they are completely dismantled. (image courtesy of The Colts wrapped up a critical three-game stretch with their most impressive victory of the season. Here’s everything we saw in Indy’s complete and total evisceration of the Cincinnati Bengals. 1. We saw a new level. Whatever...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Head-scratching and Top Plays from Colts-Texans

The Colts had to grind out their fourth victory of the season, but man, there were a lot of fun plays on the road to this win. What looked to be yet another Thursday night blowout turned into quite a nail-biter. Don’t put this one on Trent Richardson I gush about how many good plays occurred in this game and then I start with a bad one. Go figure. This play really confuses me....
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Cory Redding is the Unsung Hero of the Colts

Ryan Grigson has made a lot of mistakes, especially when it comes to signing free agent defenders.In the past two seasons the Colts have thrown money at defensive players such as Ricky Jean-Francois, Eric Walden, Greg Toler and LaRon Landry, who have ranged from disappointing to inconsistent, injuryprone to downright disastrous.When there is that much failure, it’s sometimes tough...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Behind Enemy Lines: Colts vs. Titans

This week, PFS: Colts Lead Writer Jake Arthur and PFS: Titans Lead Writer Kenneth Goit got together to break down this weekend's AFC South showdown and to learn a bit more about each others' teams.K.G.: Was Andrew Luck struggling in the first two weeks, or did the media overblow the situation?J.A.: He wasn’t fantastic in the first two weeks, but yes, I believe it was overblown...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Mailbag: Greg Toler, the Pass Rush and 13-3?

Greg Toler seems to be coming along at cornerback. Do you think with Vontae Davis, that's a strength of the team?Frank E. Scaduto, FacebookJust by virtue of his presence, Greg Toler makes the secondary a much more stable unit. Even without considering his play, he allows for Darius Butler to stay in the slot where best suited and for Vontae Davis’ shutdown skills to be even more...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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